As jobs go, so do political fortunes

“St. Thomas, London, St Catharines, Oshawa – a lot of people who voted Conservative last time around are unemployed right now,” said Peter Woolstencroft, a political scientist at the University of Waterloo, which is located in one of the province’s key auto-making regions.Mr. Woolstencroft said the difficulties being experienced by those same voters may explain why Michael Ignatieff is pushing so hard for an extension of unemployment benefits.
He also sees the Liberals at least modestly bouncing back in the area.
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Feds, Ontario ante up for city

Two long-awaited projects in St. Thomas got a green light Friday (June 5) with Infrastructure Stimulus dollars from the federal and provincial governments.
But a new home for the St. Thomas Police Service missed out, again.
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